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For Immediate Release
July 19, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
COMMITTEES FINED FOR FILING REPORTS LATE
 

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission is releasing 12 more Administrative Fines cases with $5,785 in civil money penalties, bringing to 1,105 the number of cases made public with $1,486,182 in fines collected by the FEC. In addition, there are numerous cases in various stages of the Administrative Fines process. Closed Administrative Fines case files are available in the FEC's Press and Public Records offices.

The Administrative Fine Program, authorized by Congress in 1999 in response to a legislative recommendation made by the FEC (see News Release May 31, 2000 ), has a twofold purpose: to free critical Commission resources for more important and complex enforcement efforts, and to reduce the number of financial reports filed late or not at all. The Administrative Fines Program encompasses a range of civil money penalties set high enough to discourage committees from considering them an acceptable ‘cost of doing business', but not so high as to be exorbitant.

Civil money penalties will be determined by the number of days late, the amount of financial activity involved, and any prior penalties for reporting violations. Election sensitive reports (reports and notices filed prior to an election) will receive higher penalties.

CANDIDATE COMMITTEES 

1.

AF 1210

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Campbell for Senate (CA), Charles P. Zahl, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$60 civil money penalty (Reduced from $375 due to a recalculation of penalty because of a change in the number of days late.)

 

 

 

2.

AF 1144

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Citizens of Cochran (MS), John M. Robinson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

July Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Late

 

PENALTY:

Take no further action(The committee provided documentation to show the report was timely filed.)

 

 

 

3.

AF 1217

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Mark McBride for the US Senate (SC), Roxsena T. Charise, treasurer

 

REPORT:

October Quarterly 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

Take no further action(The committee provided documentation to show the report was timely filed.)

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

4.

AF 1272

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Blue Shield of California Political Action Committee, Steven Sturman, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

     

5.

AF 1270

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Calumet PAC, Terrence Bronowski, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

6.

AF 1274

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Experian PAC, Tony Reeves, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$600 civil money penalty

     

7.

AF 1275

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

First Citizens Bancshares Inc Political Action Committee (First Citizens Bancshares PAC), Alexander G. MacFadyen, Jr., treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

8.

AF 1276

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

IUOE Local 542 Operating Engineers Political Action Fund, Robert T. Heenan, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$900 civil money penalty

     

9.

AF 1277

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Livestock Marketing Association Political Action Committee (LMA-PAC), Nancy Robinson, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

10.

AF 1278

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Newmont Mining Corporation Political Action Committee (NEWPAC), Mary E. Donnelly, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty

     

11.

AF 1279

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

United Brotherhood of Carpenters/Joiners of Amer New England Reg Carpenters Legis Emp Cmte, Glenn Marshall, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$1,125 civil money penalty

     

12.

AF 1281

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDENT:

Women Working for the Future AKA The Future PAC, Alice Huffman, treasurer

 

REPORT:

12 Day Pre-General 2004

 

*LATE/NON-FILER:

Non-Filer

 

PENALTY:

$500 civil money penalty (Reduced from $600 due to level of activity on report.)

 

 

*Late filers are those committees filing reports after the due date, but within 30 days of the due date and/or filing election sensitive reports after due date, but prior to four days before election. Non-filers are committees that have either not filed a report or filed a report after the parameters outlined above.   

 

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